HGTV Green Home 2012: Dining Room Pictures

An informal dining space boasts a dramatic tray ceiling, enviable views and easy access to the home's barbecue courtyard.

  • Casual yet still compelling, the dining area provides a space to socialize, connect with the cook and enjoy 360 degrees of gorgeous views.

  • Steps from the mudroom, the dining table may serve as a resting spot — for grocery bags or the day's mail.

  • Although the kitchen, dining and living rooms share one open space, the ceiling design differentiates the rooms. In the dining area a three-part tray ceiling draws the eye.

  • A console table with reclaimed wood top, crafted by Atlanta artist Jeff Jones, nestles next to a north-facing set of windows. \"He is very much a recycler,\" says interior designer Linda Woodrum, who discovered Jeff's work at her favorite store in Houston before visiting his shop and selecting an original piece for HGTV Green Home 2012.

  • \"They are as green as you can get,\" says Linda of dining table and benches, fashioned from FSC-certified solid pine reclaimed from shipping pallets.

  • Linda selected the dining set for its green story as well as its connection to the home's location. \"It felt like something you'd find in a really rural farmhouse or maybe even a table the farmer would have placed outside, for workers to sit around during breaks,\" she says.

  • To keep views into the living room and courtyard unobstructed, two drum pendant lights are elevated slightly above sightlines.

  • Sparing use of ornamentation keeps eyes traveling through the living room. A statement-making piece, a handwoven raffia and wood tray serves up Phalaenopsis orchids.

  • The dining area and kitchen share access to and views of the barbecue courtyard, which Linda considers the home's second dining area.

  • A butter-colored area rug anchors the dining area. Glass corners visually extend the living space.

  • This year, Linda veered from eye-popping details — bright blue walls or lime green chairs, for example. \"I always knew I wanted to keep that main living space very neutral so the outside wasn't isolated,\" she says.

  • Ottomans, upholstered in earth-friendly fabric, offer additional seating or service area. Nailhead trim echoes the understated elegance of the foyer wall treatment.

  • Ceiling-mounted semi-sheer drapery draws the eye upward. Linda hand-selected Sunbrella fabric for the home's window treatments, which were custom-crafted by an Atlanta-area drapery and upholstery firm.

  • Table lamps, fashioned from vintage foundry gears, were one of many discoveries Linda made at the Canton Street Antique Market.

  • Faux bois candle holders purchased at The Bilt-House in Serenbe connect the room to its woodland location. \"I love that table — it's so sculptural, it's so clean,\" adds Linda.

  • A story of textures continues in the dining room, where reclaimed wood is paired with braided raffia, cast iron and touchable eco-friendly fabrics.

  • Contemporary and in keeping with Linda's design scheme, a duo of pendant lights features near-sheer drum shades that don't block light — or views.

  • A tight-loop area rug transitions to a soft and forgiving shag rug in the living room, where pops of intense green connect the home's showstopping gathering space to an eco-chic courtyard.

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